Freezing food

Recently I talked about reducing food waste. One option to reduce food waste is to freeze food so it keeps its freshness. This option is particulalry great for fresh produce and I love using it for something like kale. But I also like freezing when I prepare meals in advance. Today I decided it’s time […]

How to make your own toothpaste

I’ll be honest, when I first came across the idea to make toothpaste myself I was very hesitant. I thought that normal toothpaste must surely have a purpose with all the ingredients it has. And then I read this: brushing teeth is not about the paste but about the circular motion of your brush. That […]

Fermenting food

Did you know that chocolate is the result of fermentation? I didn’t until I read about fermentation in general. Fermenting food is a fascinating topic because we are basically talking about encouraging microorganisms to alter our food. ‘Spoiling food’ is another term describing the basic process. But fermenting is different because the goal is to […]

Reflecting on the ration challenge

Last week I participated in a ration challenge and ate the same amount of food as Syrian refugees do. The weekly ration consisted of almost 2 kg of rice, 400 g of flour, 400 g of kidney beans (one tin), 170 g of dried lentils, 125 g of sardines, 85 g of dried chickpeas, and […]

Drying food

One of the most intuitive methods of food preservation is drying food. You can dry almost any food, from fruit to meat. It’s possible to simply dry them in your kitchen window. Other methods include an oven and a food dehydrator. I will focus here on the easy, no-cost version of drying: air drying and […]

Board games – my favourite pastime

There is something I’m very happy to admit: I’m a gamer, a board gamer. Once a fortnight I meet about ten other people and play board games. We always have a collection of new games and classics. Some I might have played before, most of them are new to me. And I really enjoy it! […]

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